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KDE 4.2: Codenamed Caterpillar, Promising a Butterfly

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earthweb.com: If the first beta of KDE 4.2 is any indication, then the final release of the popular GNU/Linux desktop should be the release in which KDE 4 comes into its own.

Konqueror is losing my conquest.

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it.toolbox.com/blogs: KDE comes with the everything including the kitchen sink konqueror program which acts as a file manager and browser although the file management part is being slowly replaced by dolphin. This leaves konquerors role to be primarily a web browser.

Hands-on: KDE 4.2 beta 1 brings impressive improvements

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arstechnica.com: The first beta release of KDE 4.2, the next major version in the KDE 4 series, was made available for download last week. Thousands of bugs have been fixed since the 4.1 release and many aspects of the environment are starting to feel very smooth and polished.

The KDE 4 hassle…

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keferboeck.info: With KDE 4 a main design goal was - coherent to what we where criticised for - usability and configurability. While trying to provide the same functionality we where aiming for a simpler, smoother user interface. … we just forgot to tell our users …

KDE Videocast Episode 3, November 29

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aseigo.blogspot: Episode 3 of my KDE videocast will be broadcast live at 17:00 UTC on Saturday, November 29nd over at UStream.

Also: dolphin screencast

$500 KWin bounty

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undefinedfire.com: For those who have not read the KWin mailing list recently an extremely nice KDE user has placed a cash bounty on the implementation of a particular KWin feature.

KDE 4.2 Beta 1 Released

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The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Caterpillar", (a.k.a KDE 4.2 Beta 1), the first testing release of the new KDE 4.2 desktop. For the 4.2 release, the KDE team has fixed literally thousands of bugs and has implemented dozens of features that were missing until now in KDE 4. 2 fixes your issues.

plasma systray, 4.2

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aseigo.blogspot: So I've talked abut the system tray in 4.2 a few times recently, though mostly in passing. Today we hit a new milestone which marks the system tray area being feature complete for 4.2:

Introducing Kwin

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introducingkde4.blogspot: KDE 3.5.x had an option for enabling composite called kcompmgr. The KDE developers wanted eye-candy composite for they KDE 4 series, so they had 3 options, writing a whole new window manager, use compiz or improving kwin, they took the last one.

No longer a KDE fan

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ardchoille.nfshost: KDE used to be a very nice desktop environment for Linux. I thought it was the best desktop environment available for the Linux operating system. But lately things have gone downhill.

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